Monthly Archives: October 2010

All Passports Are Equal…

…Except when they’re not. We’re currently experiencing a local disturbance in the ether here in the Netherlands. After months of wrangling, we’ve finally got a new coalition government (I didn’t vote for any of them, but that’s by-the-by). However, it … Continue reading

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Decision Time

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I originally started it on Windows Live Spaces over five years ago. Then in June this year, Microsoft suddenly switched off some features in Windows Live Spaces without warning, and … Continue reading

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It Gets Better–Part II

Here’s another video response to the rising wave of anti-gay sentiment towards American LGBT teens. This time it’s from Google employees who are themselves LGBT. I think that the testimony of “ordinary” people as opposed to “celebrities” makes a much … Continue reading

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NUI vs. GUI

Here’s Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research giving a terrific presentation on Natural User Interfaces, and the fact that many of the “new” technologies have been around for many years. Well worth watching. He’s the same age as I … Continue reading

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A Treasured Heritage

As the trial of Geert Wilders goes on, I thought that it would be useful to link to a translation of a statement given to the court by a Dutch law student. It makes for sobering reading. 

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Baggini’s Dog Whistle

The phrase Dog Whistle Politics refers to a type of political campaigning or speechmaking which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup … Continue reading

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Things Will Get Better…

A speech from the heart of Joel Burns, councilman in Fort Worth, Texas. He made it to adulthood. It would seem that today, in 21st Century America, it is becoming even more difficult for gay teens to escape being bullied. … Continue reading

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